A Bedouin luxury hotel, unlike any other in world, will be established at the foot of Mount Tabor.
By: United with Israel Staff
Israel has set in motion the process to establish the first-ever boutique Bedouin hotel, which will be built in the town of Shibli-Umm al-Ghanam in northern Israel.
Epsilon Delta Holdings and Investments, owned by the Alfifi family, won the tender to build the 120 room, four-star hotel, which will cover an area of 14 dunams at the foot of Mount Tabor.
In addition to providing a grant of up to 33 percent of the cost of the construction, the Ministry of Tourism also approved a budget for the establishment of a tourism infrastructure in the village, which is strategically located near Mount Tabor and other holy sites located on pilgrim routes in Israel.
A village of about 70,000 residents, Shibli is located on the road up to the holy churches on the top of Mount Tabor and on the axis of the Gospel Trail and the Israel Trail. More than half a million tourists pass through it every year on their way to the churches.
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin welcomed the establishment of the hotel, saying he was “convinced that tourists will enjoy its special location, its proximity to the Christian holy sites and the unique and authentic village experience.”
Shibli regional council head Na’im Shibli stated that “a luxurious and unique boutique hotel is planned, based on Bedouin culture, featuring Bedouin hospitality and healthy natural Bedouin cuisine from the Galilee.”
“This will be a luxury hotel unlike any other in Israel, which will give an economic boost to the village and the entire region and create hundreds of jobs in the hotel itself and the surrounding tourist industry,” he added.
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